NIAA is accepting speaker proposals for the 12th Annual Antibiotics Symposium. For more information, click here.

NPB, USDA provide pork producers with biosecurity tools

The NPB and USDA’s APHIS have sponsored the Secure Pork Supply Plans, program to prepare for a transboundary or foreign animal disease outbreak in the US.


Robots, AI, sensor networks and drones in aquaculture?

Precision feeding is making inroads in all livestock species. Most advances have been in terrestrial farming of livestock, but farming of fish and shrimp is catching up fast.



USDA must now publicly report all animal welfare violations – The U.S. Department of Agriculture now will cite all welfare violations in its animal facility inspection reports, the agency announced.

Americans think only meat should be called meat – A survey published by the National Chicken Council (NCC) in June 2022 revealed 69% of shoppers think the term “meat” should only refer to products made from animals. The online survey, according to the NCC, polled more than 1,100 consumers including self-identified regular meat eaters, flexitarians, vegetarians and vegans.

MU researchers advance technology in pig breeding – New technology continues to make its way into the swine barn. One University of Missouri researcher is looking to an artificial intelligence system to detect sows in heat; another is focusing on extending the life of boar semen.

USDA proposes livestock welfare rules for organic farms – The Biden administration proposed a broad-ranging set of animal welfare rules for organic farms. Producers already are required to provide their animals with year-round access to the outdoors and enough room to stretch their limbs.

Poultry farmers take biosecurity measures as bird flu makes contact in R.I. – Whatever the reason, the bird flu — officially the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) — has touched down only once in Rhode Island this season, in a great black-backed gull found in mid-July in South Kingstown.

Here are the foods most affected by inflation in Indiana – Grocery bills are getting steeper. Shoppers have to shell out almost a dollar or more than they paid last year for items such as a pack of chicken breasts, a bag of oranges or a two dozen eggs

Equine Infectious Anemia found in 3 SC horses- Three horses have been confirmed positive for infectious anemia (EIA), the first such infection in a South Carolina animal since a donkey in Aiken County acquired the disease in 2014, State Veterinarian Michael Neault said.

Agriculture Secretary calls for proposals for $900,000 in PA farm bill research funds to tackle complex animal ag challenges – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today called for proposals for $900,000 in research grants through the Center for Poultry & Livestock Excellence created under the PA Farm Bill.

Pizza Hut partners with Dairy Farmers of America on innovative farm-level sustainability project through 2024 – Brands are partnering with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a farmer-owned cooperative with more than 11,500 farm families, and dairy suppliers to provide participating farmers with the technology and data needed to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Rare livestock breeds gain popularity in Maine- Rare livestock breeds, derived from farmers of generations past, are seeing a resurgence in popularity in Maine and across the nation, according to livestock specialists. Sometimes called “heritage” breeds, these are domesticated animals from a pre-industrial era of farming.

OPPORTUNITIES in Animal Agriculture

California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship Branch seeks new Stewardship-focused Veterinarian

CDFA AUS is seeking a veterinarian to join our team researching current livestock health trends and developing resources for on-farm application based on antimicrobial use and disease prevention strategies for California producers and livestock veterinarians. This position qualifies for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. CDFA AUS is supportive of personal and professional time off and provides excellent benefits, including top-notch healthcare, dental, and disability insurance. Join our collaborative team! Learn more here.


Beef Alliance Announces 2nd Annual Startup Challenge

Startups can apply to participate in the 2022 Startup Challenge. The Beef Alliance is opening the competition to any startup with an offering for feedyards with a focus on innovation and technology to enhance environmental sustainability in cattle feeding. Applications must be received by August 17, 2022. Learn more here.


44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy

Applications are now open. The next academy begins in September 2022 and continues through August 2023. The program consists of seven courses with nearly 30 learning hours per course. Classes are taught online with pre-recorded lectures.


Update Your Council Preferences

NIAA is updating the lists of council members. Whether you attend every council meeting or have never attended, please review our council list and check the boxes for each council you are interested in. To review the purpose of each council, please visit our website here.


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